Open main menu

Willingdon is a hamlet within the County of Two Hills No. 21 in central Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 117 km (73 mi) northeast of Edmonton, Alberta's capital city.

Willingdon
Hamlet of Willingdon
Willingdon is located in Alberta
Willingdon
Willingdon
Location of Willingdon in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°49′53″N 112°07′39″W / 53.83139°N 112.12750°W / 53.83139; -112.12750Coordinates: 53°49′53″N 112°07′39″W / 53.83139°N 112.12750°W / 53.83139; -112.12750
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division10
Municipal districtCounty of Two Hills No. 21
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageAugust 31, 1928
Dissolved[2]September 1, 2017
Government
 • Governing bodyCounty of Two Hills No. 21 Council
Area
 (2016)[3]
 • Land0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Elevation
625 m (2,051 ft)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total319
 • Density345/km2 (890/sq mi)
Highways45
857
WaterwaysWithford Lake

HistoryEdit

Willingdon originally incorporated as a village on August 31, 1928.[1] It dissolved from village status 89 years later on September 1, 2017, becoming a hamlet under the jurisdiction of the County of Two Hills No. 21.[2]

In 1985, one of the last two traditional wooden grain elevators in Alberta was built in Willingdon by the Alberta Wheat Pool.[4]

DemographicsEdit

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Willingdon recorded a population of 319 living in 130 of its 160 total private dwellings, a 16% change from its 2011 population of 275. With a land area of 0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi), it had a population density of 346.7/km2 (898.1/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Willingdon had a population of 275 living in 131 of its 166 total dwellings, a -6.8% change from its 2006 population of 295. With a land area of 0.97 km2 (0.37 sq mi), it had a population density of 283.5/km2 (734.3/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Location and History Profile: Village of Willingdon" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 21, 2016. p. 618. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "O.C. 240/2017". Government of Alberta. June 12, 2017. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.grainelevatorsalberta.ca/articles/HRM-history.pdf
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.